John Lambert (naval historian)


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John Lambert (1937 – January 11, 2016)[1] was a naval illustrator and historian.[2] He specialised in naval boats up to destroyer size. The information he presented, and his detailed drawings of warships and their weapons systems, were referenced from official naval and shipbuilder sources.[2]

He has written over 350 magazine articles for Model Boats, Airfix Magazine, Scale Models, Model Shipwright, Interavia and Marine Modelling International.


Allied Coastal Forces of World War II - by John Lambert and Al Ross[3]

  • Volume I : Fairmile designs and US Submarine Chasers, 1990, ISBN 978-0-85177-519-7
  • Volume II : Vosper designs and US Elcos, 1993, ISBN 0-85177-602-7
  • Volume III : British Power Boat Company, Camper and Nicholson designs (yet to be completed).

The Fairmile D Motor Torpedo Boat (Anatomy of the Ship series) by John Lambert, 1985, ISBN 0-85177-321-4

The Submarine Alliance (Anatomy of the Ship series) by John Lambert and David Hill, 1986, ISBN 0-85177-380-X

Flower Class Corvettes in World War II (Warship Perspective series) by John Lambert and Alan Raven, 2000

See alsoEdit

(Topics John Lambert has written extensively on)


  1. ^ Library of Congress catalogue entry for Lambert[dead link]
  2. ^ a b Lambert, John 1937- WorldCat. Accessed 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ Treadwell, Theodore R. (November 2000). Splinter fleet: the wooden subchasers of World War II. Naval Institute Press. p. xii. ISBN 978-1-55750-817-1. Retrieved 5 September 2010.